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Nanaimo bird report, October 14, 2018

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Nanaimo bird report, October 14, 2018

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo bird Report, October 14, 2018.
BIRD REPORT
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at [email protected]
Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
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Sunday Bird Walk, October 14, 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny with calm winds. We saw and heard many American Robins during the walk. A Common Murre, a Pigeon Guillemot and three Marbled Murrelets were seen on the Strait of Georgia. A flock of twenty-four Pacific Loons were seen on the Strait. Two Ruby-crowned Kinglets were spotted feeding high up in a conifer tree near the trail. An Orange-crowned Warbler was feeding in a tall tree next to the trail.

Sixteen birders including a visiting birder from Canmore saw and heard the following forty species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Surf Scoter
White-wing Scoter
Horned Grebe
Red-neck Grebe
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Orange-crowned Warbler
Anna’s Hummingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
Brown Creeper
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Thursday, October 11:
A White-throated Sparrow was visiting a feeder along Drew Road in French Creek.

A Bohemian Waxwing was spotted at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

Tuesday bird walk, October 09, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny with strong winds on the Strait of Georgia. We heard and saw a huge amount of American Robins, during the morning. Four Red Crossbills were seen perched high at the top of a tall Conifer Tree and a flock were seen flying over the tall trees. Two Sharp-shinned Hawks, a Cooper’s Hawk and a Merlin flew over head. Two Northern Shovelers were spotted just off the mud flats. A Clark’s Grebe was spotted off shore and three Western Grebes were seen a little further off shore. A Band-tailed Pigeon being chased by a Cooper’s Hawk was spotted. Pacific Loons and Common Loons were heading up the Strait. A Lincoln’s Sparrow was preening itself just off the trail.

Twenty-one birders including three visiting birders from Victoria and two visitors from Ships Point saw and heard the following fifty-three species:
Canada Geese
American Widgeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Northern Shoveler
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Clark’s Grebe
Western Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Common Murre
Killdeer
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Merlin
Iceland(Thayer’s) Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Eurasian-collared Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbirds
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
European Starling
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red Crossbill
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
Brewer’s Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Tuesday Bird Walk on October 16, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the Oceanside of Highway 19a at about 9:10 am.

The Sunday Bird Walk on October 21, 2018 will be going to Nanoose Bay on the beach near the church camp. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at beach near the church camp off Highway 19 and Arlington Road at about 9:20 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email: [email protected]
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